During the media launch of Belvoir Fruit Farms drinks last month at Rabbit Carrot Gun, I got to taste a few dishes using Belvoir products and one dish that I particularly loved was the Elderflower & Lime Cheesecake. I was really thrilled to find in my event goodie bag a stack of Belvoir recipes (including this cheesecake!) and a bottle of Belvoir Elderflower Cordial!
This recipe is actually really simple and requires no baking at all in fact, if you get the digestive biscuits for the base off the shelf.
I tweaked the recipe a bit to my convenience.
Belvoir Elderflower & Lime Cheesecake
- 225g large pack digestive biscuits
- 100g/4oz unsalted butter
- 50g/2oz sugar
- 400g full-fat cream cheese
- 185ml double cream
- Icing sugar, to taste
- 4 – 5 small limes
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp Belvoir Elderflower Cordial
- Lime zest to decorate
- Crush biscuits (using a chopper is ideal) and mix in sugar.
- Melt butter over heat or the microwave and mix melted butter into biscuit mix.
- Scoop biscuit base into casseroles or containers of your choice, about 1 – 1.5cm high. Pack it down lightly and place in fridge to set.
- Beat cream cheese until soft and smooth. Add in lime juice, lemon zest, icing sugar and cordial. If you prefer not to manually mix it up, you can use a food processor.
- Whip double cream until swhipped cream texture is achieved. Be mindful not to overbeat.
- Fold cream into cheese mixture and mix well until a smooth thick batter is obtained.
- Scoop cheese batter into the prepared containers and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Butter will be melted so it is unnecessary to get good grade butter.
- SCS cream cheese is 200g each. If you use Kraft Philadephia Cream Cheese, it’s 250g and you can scale the recipe accordingly.
- I used Bulla Thickened cream.
- For icing sugar, I have no idea how much I used eventually, but it could be around 4tbsp.
- Avoid Tesco reduced fat digestive biscuits. They are much drier than usual and the result wasn’t ideal, though good enough.
- If happen to forget about whipping your cream and poured the cream straight into the batter, don’t worry. You can still whip it up even with addition of cheese and other ingredients!
Garnished with more lemon zest and lime. These orange and green casseroles can be found at Daiso for just $2.
Orange is my favourite colour.
For parties, you can use mini disposable cups. It is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.